Careers at Torys

Current Opportunities

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. At Torys, diversity is a core strength. Our commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. We thrive on the multifaceted and unique perspectives and talents of our people believing that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences enrich our professional lives, strengthen the quality of our work and improve our ability to respond to the full spectrum of our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate, Debt Financing (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking to add a mid-level associate to our debt financing team. You will be located in Calgary and will work with both the Calgary and Toronto teams, providing you an opportunity to work on a wide range of debt financing transactions across both markets and internationally. We act for both lenders and borrowers on all types of financings which will provide you with an in-depth understanding of both sides of the issues at play. We work on domestic and international transactions without over-staffing our deal teams so you can expect significant responsibility on bet-the-farm transactions, as well as direct client contact and relationship building opportunities. While travel will not be a requirement, there will be opportunities to visit and spend time in the Toronto and New York offices.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Between 3-6 years of practice experience;
  • Meaningful experience representing lenders, borrowers, private equity sponsors and/or other institutional investors in financing transactions, including reviewing and negotiating related transaction documents;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • Superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • The ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • A social and team-based mindset

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris at jyharris@torys.com.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Professional Resources and Administration.

Mid-Level Securities Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for an associate to join our corporate group. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on securities law. In particular, some experience acting for both public and private issuers in a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions, including both private and publicly traded issuers are preferred. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of corporate/commercial & securities law experience;
  • some experience working with corporations, investment banks, financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations;
  • some experience acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placement of debt, equity and structured finance products;
  • some experience dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, equity and debt trading strategies, as well as regulatory compliance matters;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter and resume in confidence to Jocelyn Harris at jyharris@torys.com.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Senior Manager, Professional Resources and Administration.

Junior Dispute Resolution Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have a least 1-3 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in litigation, regulatory and insolvency. They will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate’s experience will include:

  • Strong organization skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail, including some experience with file management;
  • Strong research and communication abilities, including the ability to analyze complex client problems, and articulate them, both orally and written, in a clear and concise manner;
  • Some experience appearing independently on matters before the Court of Queen’s Bench;
  • Strong negotiation skills, with some experience reaching and formalizing settlements;
  • Some regulatory experience, including assisting on hearings before the NEB and AUC would be considered an asset; and

Some corporate experience, or an interest in completing solicitor insolvency work, including security reviews and drafting credit, forbearance, and purchase agreements, would be considered an asset.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris at jyharris@torys.com.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Professional Resources and Administration.

Corporate Associate (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a corporate lawyer to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In this role, you will primarily take part in reorganizations, due diligence for corporate transactions and review non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) for key clients, revising them to meet the clients’ requirements, and negotiating with counterparty’s counsel. You will work as part of a team with colleagues in Halifax and Toronto to carry out this work quickly and accurately in accordance with established policies and procedures. This work offers the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging, important work in a flexible and collaborative setting.

The ideal candidate will have a strong service orientation, excellent time management and organizational skills and superior attention to detail, and be able to work quickly and accurately on high volume, time sensitive matters. We are seeking someone who can adapt easily to new processes and technologies and who wants to engage in important work for important clients in a flexible and collaborative setting.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Corporate law experience at a top law firm, financial institution, private equity firm or pension fund, including exposure to reviewing, revising and/or negotiating straightforward corporate or commercial contracts
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent judgment, a high degree of professionalism, excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to work collaboratively with client personnel and constructively with counterparty’s counsel
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities, timelines and processes and contribute to process improvement initiatives
  • Member in good standing of a provincial bar and willing to be called to the Ontario bar

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head at ksheldrake@torys.com.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Sociétaire en droit commercial (Montréal)

DÉTAILS DU POSTE

Torys est à la recherche d’un sociétaire en droit commercial pour se joindre à notre bureau de Montréal, où il travaillera en étroite collaboration avec les avocats des autres bureaux spécialisés en droit commercial, incluant le groupe œuvrant dans le domaine des institutions financières. Le candidat retenu profitera d’opportunités de travail stimulant dans le domaine du droit de la protection du consommateur et dans le cadre de tout autre dossier en droit commercial. Le candidat idéal fera preuve d’un sens aigu du service à la clientèle, de fortes aptitudes organisationnelles et de gestion du temps, de même qu’un haut niveau de souci du détail. Torys demeure ouvert aux demandes de modalités de travail flexibles.

COMPÉTENCES, APTITUDES ET EXPÉRIENCE

Le candidat idéal aura les attributs suivants:

  • un minimum de 2 à 5 ans d’expérience en droit commercial au sein d’un grand cabinet d’avocats,
  • membre en règle du Barreau du Québec,
  • membre en règle du Barreau de l’Ontario ou de toute autre province canadienne de common law,
  • fortes habiletés de communication en français et en anglais, tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit,
  • fortes habiletés techniques, juridiques, analytiques et de rédaction,
  • aptitudes organisationnelles et souci du détail de niveau supérieur,
  • un haut niveau de professionnalisme, de fortes habiletés interpersonnelles et la volonté de collaborer avec ses collègues et ses clients,
  • la capacité de travailler de manière autonome et au sein d’une équipe afin de prioriser les tâches et respecter les échéances, tout en travaillant dans un milieu dynamique,
  • la capacité de s’adapter avec aisance aux situations pourvues d’ambiguïtés et de changements, incluant les priorités et les échéanciers changeants,
  • La capacité de travailler des heures flexibles si nécessaire afin de combler les besoins des clients.

DEMANDES D’EMPLOI

Les candidats intéressés doivent soumettre leur CV à Kimberly Sheldrake-Head au ksheldrake@torys.com.

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Chez Torys, nous sommes déterminés à favoriser la diversité dans le cadre du recrutement, de la rétention et de l’avancement de nos professionnels. Nous croyons que la diversité, que ce soit en ce qui a trait à la culture, au milieu, aux expériences ou aux perspectives, joue un rôle primordial dans l’amélioration de la qualité de notre travail et de nos vies. Nous nous engageons à promouvoir et à créer un environnement de travail inclusif et accessible à tous. Les candidats atteints d’une incapacité ou d’un handicap auront accès à tous les accommodements nécessaires. Si vous souhaitez bénéficier de mesures d’accommodement lors du processus de recrutement, veuillez communiquer avec Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Gestionnaire sénior, Ressources professionnelles.

Le genre masculin est utilisé dans ce document sans aucune discrimination et dans le seul but d’alléger le texte.

Commercial Lawyer (Montréal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a commercial lawyer to join our Montreal office. Working closely with the commercial lawyers in our other offices, including our Financial Institutions group, this role offers the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging, important work in consumer protection and other commercial matters. The ideal candidate will have a strong service orientation, excellent time management and organizational skills and superior attention to detail. We would be open to flexible work arrangements.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least two to five years of commercial experience at a top law firm;
  • membership in good standing of the Quebec bar;
  • membership in good standing in Ontario or in another Canadian common law province;
  • strong written and oral French and English;
  • strong technical, legal, analytical and drafting skills;
  • exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • a high degree of professionalism, strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and client personnel;
  • the ability to work independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working in a fast paced environment;
  • the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities and timelines; and
  • the ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head at ksheldrake@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Tax Associate(s) (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking one or more Tax associates with relevant experience ranging from 2 to 8 years to join our dynamic U.S. tax group in New York.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • at least two years of experience in a U.S. law firm tax practice;
  • experience advising non-U.S. institutional investors on tax issues (including structuring) in private fund formation and portfolio investments across a variety of investment strategies, including buyout, credit and real estate, and familiarity with investments in REITs;
  • experience in U.S. and cross-border transactions including public and private mergers and acquisitions as well as debt and equity securities offerings;
  • drafted and negotiated tax provisions of limited partnership and limited liability company agreements for private funds and financing documents, including credit agreements and bond offering documents, on behalf of borrowers and issuers;
  • excellent legal research and writing skills;
  • excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your résumé, deal sheet and transcripts online here or by email to legalrecruiting@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

Manager, Library Services (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a seasoned legal librarian to join our dynamic and fast-paced New York office. The Manager, Library Services will manage our New York office’s library resources to provide the highest quality research and reference information services. The ideal candidate will provide timely and cost-effective availability and delivery of accurate and current information to legal and administrative professionals. By way of example, some of the Manager, Library Services’ job responsibilities will include the following:

  • Manage US legal research and references services and subscriptions, including the New York office’s physical and online collections.
  • Conduct legal research and reference work for internal attorneys and clients.
  • Work with vendors to: review/negotiate contract and billing terms; supervise vendor adherence to contracted service levels; and troubleshoot any issues with online resources as they arise.
  • Investigate, evaluate and implement upgrades, enhancements and web-based interfaces.
  • Assist in the redesign, restructure and automation of the library’s collections and procedures.
  • Consult with New York attorneys to evaluate new products and audit existing ones.
  • Work collaboratively with the Toronto office’s library staff to handle research and other requests, particularly those dealing with cross-border subject matter.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary and graduate degree (JD or Master of Library Sciences is strongly preferred).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in law libraries, preferably in a private law library environment, with extensive experience with legal, business and information resources; online database searching; library theory and management techniques; reference and research techniques and theory; and practice, procedures and legal research methodologies.
  • Focused resource knowledge and research skills in the following practice areas: securities, tax and private equity.
  • Knowledge of government regulations and requirements (i.e., confidentiality issues, conflict of interest regulations and privacy laws) is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.

The successful candidate should have the following skills:

  • Client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Responsiveness and demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize competing deadlines for deliverables.
  • Flexibility and focus on innovating and improving methods and approaches to achieve efficiencies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work well independently and proactively.
  • Ability to excel in a collaborative group setting with attorneys of all levels and administrative colleagues.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to work creatively in a dynamic environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Diversity at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Diversity at gbrown@torys.com.

Technical Support Analyst (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Manager, End User Support, the Technical Support Analyst is an individual with a strong client service orientation and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The standard hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Answer Help Desk calls, emails, walk-in requests and provide one-on-one support to end-users within established SLAs.
  • Responsible for the entry of service requests, incidents and resolutions into the Service Management software following existing procedures.
  • Responsible for providing assistance in resolving incidents and problems using remote control software within established SLAs.
  • Provide desk side support as required for calls that cannot be resolved over the phone.
  • Escalate incidents and problems that cannot be resolved over the phone or through remote control using appropriate escalation procedures.
  • Contribute to and maintain documentation and solutions stored in our internal knowledgebase.
  • Carry a pager and/or cellular phone during evenings and weekends on a rotational basis to provide off-hours support. Must be flexible and able to work rotating shifts.
  • Provide and support laptops and mobile devices for end-users as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 6 month’s Help Desk or client support experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Complete familiarity with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with ITIL considered an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Determined with a can-do, hands on approach.
  • Ability to work rotational late shifts.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruby Dhindsa, Manager, Human Resources.

Event Planner (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an Event Planner to join our Events team in organizing and executing large and small scale events for the Firm and Torys’ clients.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Plan and execute client and firm events across all offices. Coordinate all aspects of event delivery (i.e. venues, food, alcohol, equipment, set up, communications, guest reception, programs, travel, etc.) to ensure execution exceeds stakeholder expectations.
  • Source, recommend and engage venues and vendors; act as the liaison to communicate business requirements and oversee the delivery of solutions.
  • Manage event logistics including establishing event schedule, building client lists, creating and distributing invitations and tracking RSVPs.
  • Monitor, track and maintain detailed costing and expenditure for all events and review anomalies or significant variances with the Manager, Events.
  • Provide post event recaps, budget analysis and participant feedback and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Keep abreast of new trends, spaces, destinations and restaurants and make recommendations to the Manager, Events.
  • Work closely with the Marketing & Business Development team and various stakeholders across the firm to ensure best in class service standards are met for all events.
  • Participate in various department projects and initiatives as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field (e.g. business administration, marketing) or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience planning events in a professional services environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint. Familiarity with HTML is an asset.
  • Experience working with a CRM database (InterAction preferred) is an asset.
  • Experience with built-in and portable communication and presentation equipment is an asset.
  • Knowledge of trending tastes in food, beverage and entertainment and the government regulations and requirements regarding the serving and licensing of alcohol.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage shifting priorities and multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral); ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment; ability to develop and maintain positive relationships.
  • Ability to plan, organize, schedule and deliver within tight deadlines in a high pressure environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Document Specialist (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Manager, Legal Support, the Document Specialist is responsible for the following duties outlined below:

(The standard hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide timely and accurate word processing support to legal professionals including document creation, revision and formatting, convert PDF’s to Word documents, create and edit Excel charts and PowerPoint slides and create comparison documents.
  • Respond to the document services email group inquires and requests in a timely manner.
  • Proofread documents and make necessary changes.
  • Provide overflow support to the Floor Leader Team when necessary.
  • Coordinate workflow and assignments with team members, floor leader team and off-hours support coordinators as required.
  • Provide document related troubleshooting support and problem resolution.
  • Complete daily tracking log.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 5 years’ of document production experience within a law firm environment.
  • Strong knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint along with exceptional word processing skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and proofreading abilities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively within a team environment as well as independently.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

APPLICATIONS

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Legal Practice Assistant (Intellectual Property) (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Supporting a team of Intellectual Property (IP) principals, the Legal Practice Assistant is responsible for managing the administrative side of their practices.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Principal / Client Support

  • Act as key contact for all matters relating to:
    • coordinating travel arrangements, preparing itineraries and travel expense reports;
    • completing LSUC renewal applications, and tracking CPD credits;
    • updating bios, internal and external conferences, and liaising with Boards, etc.;
  • Prepare client correspondence in accordance with the requirements set by the principal/practice group, as required.
  • Update contact names and addresses in Interaction and any other client databases.
  • Coordinate client meetings, schedule boardrooms and arrange for catering or audio-visual equipment.
  • Update calendars for assigned principals, which includes meetings, appointments, due dates and client-related activities (i.e., set up/maintain tickler system to ensure principals engage with clients on a regular basis).
  • Handle and review all incoming mail, email, fax communications; and arrange for specialized mail/courier/messenger services as required.
  • Receive, handle, screen and/or direct incoming calls as directed by principals; respond to routine inquiries and requests from clients; and take messages as required.
  • Respond promptly to requests, and work collaboratively with other departments and members of the Firm.
  • Provide backup support when other Legal Practice Assistants are absent, are at capacity and/or managing multiple/difficult deadlines.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments and staff as required (e.g., Facilities, Marketing, etc.).
  • Liaise and work closely with Legal Document Specialists and Support Assistants, as appropriate, to ensure tasks are completed within a timely manner.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as assigned.

Financial Functions

  • Partner with principals to ensure docket time is entered by set deadlines and follow up with principals as required.
  • Monitor and review outstanding WIP (Work In Progress) to ensure timely billing.
  • Prepare, print and review prebills (e.g., monthly, quarterly or on request using 3E billing workflow and functionality), and revise according to client billing guidelines and Firm standards and policies. Ensure invoices are sent to clients in a timing manner.
  • Prepare cheque requisitions as required to initiate payment of third party invoices and filing fees.
  • Prepare various reports (e.g., spreadsheets) related to time/billing information for principals and/or clients.
  • Proactively monitor specific clients and/or matters where Alternate Fee Arrangements are in place. Ensure special rates and discounts are applied to invoices. Actively monitor budget thresholds and update billing principals on status.

File Management

  • Prepare engagement letters and work with the Conflicts and Records team to coordinate new file openings, matter intake, conflict search and audit requests.
  • Maintain and organize files to ensure they are easily retrievable by principals, file/scan all paper or electronic correspondence/records into the firms document management system. Work with Support Assistants as required to store client files as appropriate within firm guidelines.

Business Development

  • Coordinate with various departments to ensure all necessary correspondence/documents are compiled for Pitches and Request for Proposals (i.e., principal bios, billing rates, etc.).

Project Management

  • Assist principals with matter/project management support as required (e.g., set up and prepare reports, proactively monitor and track project items and related budget information).

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Legal Assistant diploma or post-secondary degree/diploma in Office Administration is required.
  • Minimum 5+ years of related Intellectual Property experience required, preferably within a legal professional services firm.
  • Must have strong knowledge of legal terms, documents and procedures.
  • Proficient in MS Office which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized. Proactive and takes initiative.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work overtime.

APPLICATIONS

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Accounts Payable Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an Accounts Payable Clerk to join our Financial Services team. Reporting to the Team Lead, Accounts Payable & Trust, the Accounts Payable Clerk will be responsible for the duties outlined below.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Process vendor payments (cheques, EFT, ACH, wires and drafts) using accounting and banking software, including review of backup for accuracy and approval.
  • Upload vendor files to accounting software and match to invoice.
  • Reconcile GL accounts, bank accounts, and vendor statements.
  • Process and post online client charges in the accounting system.
  • Maintain accurate records including scanning, filing and retrieval.
  • Distribute department mail.
  • Assist with training of new Accounts Payable staff.
  • Provide payment information and assistance to legal and administrative departments when required.
  • Backup to other Account Payable Clerk positions.
  • Contribute to Accounts Payable related projects and ad hoc analysis.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting.
  • 1-2 years previous related experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Experience working with Elite E3 Financial System and/or any other financial accounting system would be considered an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound judgment – the ability to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary (i.e. month-end, year-end).

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruby Dhindsa, Manager, Human Resources.

Specialist, HR Systems & Reporting (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Human Resources Services and the Senior Manager, Human Resources, the Specialist, HR Systems & Reporting is responsible for the day to day delivery and operations of all routine and complex HR systems and reporting.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Systems Oversight: Acts as a key point of contact for internal stakeholders to provide systems and technology support to meet the needs of end users; maintains knowledge and familiarity with all computer systems and databases; manage daily operations and transactions to ensure technical solutions are operating as expected; troubleshoot complex system issues; develop and oversee annual calendar of system maintenance and upgrades and manage all routine system upgrades/updates including updating systems documentation.
  • Process Mapping: Under the direction of the Sr. Manager, HR Services design process maps of key procedures to ensure technology solutions are fully leveraged (for efficiency in the end-to-end processes) and to support transactions in the employee lifecycle; partner with stakeholders to support interdependent processes to ensure seamless operations; creates test scenarios to ensure all processes work according to predetermined goals.
  • Reporting & Analytics: Collaborates with internal stakeholders to determine requirements for reporting and analytics; leverages data in HRIS and other HR and Finance systems to develop and deliver standardized and complex reports (e.g. salary variance reports, overtime, paid time off, turnover, headcount etc.); reports generally include analysis and commentary which provide explanation of analysis; leverages/works with vendors to develop new reports/reporting packages as required.
  • Data Integrity: Maintains accuracy of employee-related data in HRIS as the ‘system of record’; oversees data transfers from/to other firm and external systems to ensure ‘one version of the truth’ for reporting purposes; identifies opportunities to integrate data from other systems in a way that maintains data integrity and minimizes duplicate entries.
  • Needs Analysis: Partners with stakeholders to understand their business requirements to support key business processes (recruitment, performance management, compensation); translates business needs into technical requirements, and liaises with IS and external vendors as required to ensure quality and timely solutions are delivered.
  • Vendor Engagement: Under the direction of Sr. Manager, HR Services and/or Sr. Manager, HR, act as the point person to translate business requirements of programs and processes; work with internal stakeholders to develop and deliver customized solutions.
  • Team Support: Provides hands-on support, guidance, and training to stakeholders as they interface with various systems and technology while performing their roles; investigates and resolves any issues.
  • Project Support: Participates in projects for any HR system or technology implementation; identifies, tracks, monitors and communicates on project-related issues, scope changes, variances and contingencies that occur during HRIS projects.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources, or a related field
  • 3-4 years of progressive experience in process/systems roles within an HR environment
  • Intermediate/Advanced excel skills
  • Experience with an integrated HR/Payroll system (Ultipro desirable)
  • Experience with report writing logic and analytics (i.e. Business Intelligence)
  • Flexible and self-motivated working style with strong personal ownership for quality of work
  • Experience working in a client service-focused environment, ideally in a professional services firm
  • Ability to think creatively, and deliver in pragmatic ways
  • Ability to map processes and transactions that are efficient and user intuitive
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Strong teamwork and collaborative skills
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite
  • Strong project coordination skills

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Marketing Assistant (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Manager, Marketing, the Marketing Assistant is responsible for the following duties:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manage and track the distribution of firm tickets (season tickets for all sporting events) for client hosting initiatives. Knowledge and familiarity with the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE) would be valuable.
  • Coordinate all charitable sponsorship events, including: managing passes, ensuring tables are attended, and responding to requests for logos and giveaways (firm swag).
  • Process payments and maintain accurate records for the firm’s donations, subscriptions, sponsorships and association memberships.
  • Provide administrative support to the Marketing & Business Development team including, but not limited to, scheduling meetings, booking boardrooms, and completing expense reports.
  • Respond to requests from lawyers and clients (i.e. logos, invites, images, bios) and direct to the appropriate team member if required.
  • Assist with the preparation of the Marketing & Business Development budget. Track and analyze expenditures on a monthly basis and review anomalies or significant variances with Director.
  • Assist with updates for legal directories and new hire announcements.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Marketing, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 2 years of previous related experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Experience using a CRM software.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Careful attention to detail with strong problem solving skills.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Determined with a can-do approach.
  • Ability to be resourceful and independently identify and source out missing information.
  • Flexibility to work extra hours during peak periods when required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruby Dhindsa, Manager, Human Resources.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate, Life Sciences (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our dynamic life sciences practice. Torys’ Life Sciences Practice is consistently ranked as a leading life science in both Canada and the U.S. and the only totally integrated cross border practice of its kind. We work with biopharma, medical device and health technology companies ranging from start-ups to the largest biotech company in the world, venture capitalists, investment banks, academic medical centers and inventors. The client base is truly international with a focus on U.S., Canadian, Israeli and European entities. The candidate will get extensive client exposure and responsibility and will be mentored by a team of lawyers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate should have:

  • strong academic credentials
  • at least 3+ years’ experience at a major law firm
  • strong background and/or passion for life sciences
  • high energy and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • love of learning and desire for accelerated professional development
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • the ability to provide creative solutions to clients’ issues
  • the ability and desire to work directly with both emerging and established clients
  • the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, including superb drafting skills
  • the ability to balance competing client demands
  • a positive attitude, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic

The candidate should have some experience with and/or exposure to some or all of the following:

  • drafting and negotiating documents for venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisition transactions
  • drafting and negotiating licensing and joint venture agreements
  • securities law transactions, including private placements, public offerings and other financings, as well as periodic disclosures
  • general corporate representation

Applicants should be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and/or in a U.S. state

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Corporate Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an ambitious, self-driven mid to senior corporate law clerk to join our team in Toronto. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, high detailed oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills. Working with other law clerks, lawyers and articling students, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work with tight turnaround times during and outside business hours and will be called upon to draft, review and analyze corporate documents, and assist with transactions.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years’ experience as a corporate clerk, including exposure to some or all of the following:

  • drafting documentation relating to reorganizations, incorporations, amalgamations, annual proceedings, dissolutions, securities filings, etc.
  • conducting and reporting on minute book reviews and maintaining corporate records, securities ledgers and registers.
  • preparing documents and instructing agents in connection with extra provincial registrations, renewals and notification to provincial authorities.
  • conducting corporate searches, and analyzing and summarizing search results.
  • assisting with corporate reorganizations, share and asset purchase transactions, including:
    • preparing and maintaining closing checklists;
    • reviewing and drafting closing documents, including resolutions, officers’ certificates and other supporting documents; and
    • preparing closing books and drafting reporting letters.
  • Knowledge of applicable corporate statutes and regulations (CBCA and OBCA, etc.)
  • Community College Law Clerk Diploma or Certificate (or equivalent).
  • University degree would be a plus.
  • Experience using CorpLink will be considered an asset.
  • Experience accessing and making filings on SEDAR and working on securities transactions will also be considered an asset.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head at ksheldrake@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Mid-Level Lending Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a mid-level lending associate to join our growing practice. Our lending team is recognized by our clients and peers for its experience, innovative but practical approach and cross-border capabilities. We are proud of our reputation as being deal facilitators. We regularly represent both lenders and borrowers, allowing us to understand both sides of the issues at play. Our team acts on a wide range of banking and debt financing matters, including: bank financings (both bilateral and syndicated), asset-based loan transactions, acquisition financings, project finance transactions, subordinated debt financings and related intercreditor arrangements, derivatives and structured loan products.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Between 4 – 6 years of practice experience;
  • Admission to the Ontario bar (admission to the New York bar is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • Meaningful experience representing lenders or borrowers in connection with credit facilities and other financings and/or private equity sponsors and other institutional investors in connection with acquisition financings and other leveraged finance transactions;
  • Broad experience reviewing and negotiating agreements relating to secured and unsecured debt financing transactions;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • Superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • The ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • The ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • Good judgement.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Legal Practice Assistant (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Supporting a team of principals, the Legal Practice Assistant is responsible for managing the administrative side of their practices.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Principal / Client Support

  • Act as key contact for all matters relating to:
    • coordinating travel arrangements, preparing itineraries and travel expense reports;
    • completing LSUC renewal applications, and tracking CPD credits;
    • updating bios, internal and external conferences, and liaising with Boards, etc.
  • Prepare client correspondence in accordance with the requirements set by the principal/practice group, as required.
  • Update contact names and addresses in Interaction and any other client databases.
  • Coordinate client meetings, schedule boardrooms and arrange for catering or audio-visual equipment.
  • Update calendars for assigned principals, which includes meetings, appointments, due dates and client-related activities (i.e., set up/maintain tickler system to ensure principals engage with clients on a regular basis).
  • Handle and review all incoming mail, email, fax communications; and arrange for specialized mail/courier/messenger services as required.
  • Receive, handle, screen and/or direct incoming calls as directed by principals; respond to routine inquiries and requests from clients; and take messages as required.
  • Respond promptly to requests, and work collaboratively with other departments and members of the Firm.
  • Provide backup support when other Legal Practice Assistants are absent, are at capacity and/or managing multiple/difficult deadlines.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments and staff as required (e.g., Facilities, Marketing, etc.).
  • Liaise and work closely with Legal Document Specialists and Support Assistants, as appropriate, to ensure tasks are completed within a timely manner.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as assigned.

Financial Functions

  • Partner with principals to ensure docket time is entered by set deadlines and follow up with principals as required.
  • Monitor and review outstanding WIP (Work In Progress) to ensure timely billing.
  • Prepare, print and review prebills (e.g., monthly, quarterly or on request) using 3E billing workflow and functionality, and revise according to client billing guidelines and Firm standards and policies. Ensure invoices are sent to clients in a timely manner.
  • Prepare cheque requisitions as required to initiate payment of third party invoices and filing fees
  • Prepare various reports (e.g., spreadsheets) related to time/billing information for principals and/or clients as required
  • Proactively monitor specific clients and/or matters where Alternate Fee Arrangements are in place. Ensure special rates and discounts are applied to invoices. Actively monitor budget thresholds and update billing principals on status.

File Management

  • Prepare engagement letters and work with the Conflicts and Records team to coordinate new file openings, matter intake, conflict search and audit requests.
  • Maintain and organize files to ensure they are easily retrievable by principals, file/scan all paper or electronic correspondence/records into the firms document management system. Work with Support Assistants as required to store client files as appropriate within firm guidelines.

Business Development

  • Coordinate with various departments to ensure all necessary correspondence/documents are compiled for Pitches and Request for Proposals (i.e., principal bios, billing rates, etc.).

Project Management

  • Assist principals with matter/project management support as required (e.g., set up and prepare reports, proactively monitor and track project items and related budget information).

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Legal Assistant diploma or post-secondary degree/diploma in Office Administration is required.
  • Minimum 5+ years’ previous related experience, preferably within a legal professional services firm.
  • Must have strong knowledge of legal terms, documents and procedures.
  • Proficient in MS Office which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.  Proactive and takes initiative.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work overtime.

APPLICATIONS

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Floor Leader (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Manager, Legal Support, the Floor Leader is accountable for the overall delivery of the legal support services provided to principals on her/his assigned floor with a focus on workload management and distribution, service quality and efficiency. The Floor Leader also acts as key support for all assistants by removing barriers that impede productivity, helping balance workloads and quadrant arrangements, scheduling, identifying and sharing best practices and ensuring the right tools, echnology and training are available to perform accordingly. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Team Engagement: Establish healthy and productive floor team relationships by being a role model for respect, open communication, and supportive, collegial behaviour. Engage the floor team through group meetings and other means of communications to create and maintain a cohesive and positive work environment. Address any individual or interpersonal issues with open communication and shared problem solving. Find opportunities to recognize individual and floor team successes. Work with the Manager, Legal Support to recruit and make staffing decisions for the floor and take an active role to welcome and orient new hires.
  • Performance Management: Work with the floor team to ensure a clear understanding of performance standards and job expectations. Interview principals to obtain formal (annual) and informal feedback about individual performance, and work closely with the Floor Leader team to ensure performance ratings are delivered fairly and consistently. Together with principals, draft and deliver a balanced performance review, and be supportive to individuals by addressing any performance issues or learning goals with development and training plans.
  • Quadrant Teams, Scheduling & Work Allocation: Work with the Manager, Legal Support to determine the best shared resource model (“the quadrant teams”) for the floor based on knowledge of individual capabilities, requirements of principals, and on-going changes such as office moves and incoming/departing principals. Support the floor team to arrange primary and team support that provides optimum coverage for principals. Work with the floor team and other Floor Leaders to ensure equitable work distribution across and among floors. Manage the scheduling and approval of vacation requests, leaves and other absences, including daily sick calls, and personally provide overflow support to principals where needed. Take accountability for the key performance metrics for the floor including preparing and analyzing reports for overtime, utilization, and budgeting, and work with the Manager, Legal Support to recommend any changes needed.
  • Liaise with Principals: Be the key contact for principals on assigned floors with respect to all issues pertaining to support, involving the Manager, Legal Support for direction and coaching as required.  In addition to the formal performance management process, proactively check in with principals to ensure service requirements are being met. Work with the floor team to determine appropriate arrangements for alternate coverage (for absences, vacations and leaves) and to ensure the smooth delivery of service and minimized interruption to support.
  • Standards & Continuous Improvement: Proactively obtain input from floor team members, principals and others about the legal support model at Torys, and contribute to the development of performance standards, service offerings, and standard operating procedures. Work with Manager, Legal Support and the Training team to identify any current inefficiencies, best practices, and training solutions to support the development of technical and administrative capabilities of the team. Work closely with other departments to advocate for changes and continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the day-to-day work productivity of legal support professionals. 

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • A legal assistant diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution would be an asset.
  • 8 to 10 years of experience as a legal assistant, preferably within a law firm.
  • Previous experience coordinating a team, overseeing a project, or coaching people is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationships.
  • A natural ability to establish, lead and be a role model for healthy team dynamics such as supportive collaboration, inclusive communication, joint problem solving, and conflict resolution.
  • A track record of challenging the status quo to make things better, improving ways of working, and delivering service in a more efficient and effective way.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral); ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Exceptional client service skills with a proven track record of ‘going above and beyond’ to service clients.
  • Strong organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of firm software (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel) as well as experience working in document management and time entry billing systems.
  • Ability to work overtime to meet client demands when required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Off-Hours Document Specialist (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an Off-Hours Document Specialist to join our Off-Hours Support team. This position requires an individual with strong technical skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The standard hours of work will be Tuesday 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Wednesday to Friday 4:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide timely and accurate document services support to legal professionals including document creation, revision and formatting, convert PDF’s to Word documents, create and edit Excel charts and PowerPoint slides and create comparison documents.
  • Respond to the document services email group inquires and requests in a timely manner.
  • Proofread documents and make necessary changes.
  • Transcribe digital dictations.
  • Monitor and redirect incoming faxes.
  • Provide administrative support to legal professionals including docket entry, arranging courier packages, photocopying, printing, binding and scanning.
  • Coordinate workflow and assignments with team members as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working as a legal assistant or document specialist within a law firm environment.
  • Strong knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint along with exceptional document services skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and proofreading abilities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively within a team environment as well as independently.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Senior Corporate Associate or Counsel (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a senior associate or counsel to join our leading corporate transactional practice. This position will appeal to an excellent lawyer, who enjoys solving legal problems and leading files and teams. The ideal candidate will have 7 – 15 years’ of practice experience at a major Canadian or international law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 7 – 15 years’ corporate transactional practice experience, including exposure to:
    • Advising clients on M&A transactions (public and private);
    • Financings (public and private); and
    • Securities matters.
  • Motivation to do complex and engaging work, which will include assuming primary responsibility on transactions and leading transaction teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent judgment and drafting skills.
  • Although not a requirement, the ideal candidate will have experience working in the mining sector.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their application materials (cover letter, resume and academic transcripts) in confidence to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Diversity.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown.

Trademark Agent (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a licensed Canadian trademark agent to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have significant experience working in-house or in an intellectual property group at a law firm. You will frequently be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Significant experience as a trademark agent, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • preparing business practical opinions on the registrability and use of trademarks in accordance with criteria imposed by the law, procedure and practice
    • preparing, filing and prosecuting applications for registration of trademarks
    • advising trademark owners on the maintenance and protection of their trademarks, including foreign trademark portfolio management
    • assisting with trademark oppositions, including preparing pleadings and evidence
    • setting up guidelines for properly promoting, advertising and using trademarks
    • assisting with trademark portfolio management
    • advising clients on commercial issues and transactions involving trademarks including conducting intellectual property asset audits and preparing due diligence investigations
  • Understands the “bigger picture” and analyzes problems thoroughly
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the Trademarks Act (including upcoming amendments), as well as related rules, jurisprudence and Trademarks Office and Opposition Board practice
  • Must have strong written, oral and communication skills, and work well in teams, including mentoring skills
  • Must be a registered Canadian Trademark Agent

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and transcripts to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

To apply online, click here.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.


At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Corporate Associate, Projects (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a mid-level to senior corporate associate to join our thriving projects team. This associate will have the opportunity to work on an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary team of lawyers to help clients to plan, procure, build and finance major capital projects across multiple sectors, including infrastructure, energy, mining and real estate. This associate will advise a wide range of dynamic clients, including sponsors, lenders, public authorities and contractors on innovative projects in Canada, the United States and internationally. The work will include commenting on, drafting and/or negotiating credit facilities and other financing agreements, concession and project agreements, major subcontracts (both construction contracts and service contracts), and equity arrangements.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • between 2 - 6 years of corporate, commercial or financing experience;
  • admission to the Ontario bar (admission to the New York bar is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • experience advising clients in respect of contract drafting, negotiation and administration, risk identification, evaluation and management;
  • experience representing private developers, public authorities, lenders, construction contractors and/or service providers in the implementation of large-scale capital projects;
  • experience working on commercial construction and project development transactions;
  • expertise in structuring, negotiation, and documentation of international and domestic project and structured financings;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

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